Soup and Chili Recipes

Italian Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup

  (New Years day, 2013)  While watching his beloved Stanford Cardinal lose in the Rose Bowl, our friend declares, "this is the best soup I've ever had." (I can't remember the specific below zero windchill day in the month of February, 2014)  My fiance came in from the cold to find this soup cooking. He… Continue reading Italian Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup

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Salads, Vegetarian Recipes

Fall Quinoa and Kale Salad

  Take a look at this salad.  Tell me that doesn't look beautiful and delicious.  But don't actually tell me that, or type me that, or whatever ... because you know it's not true.  You know this baby looks fantastic.  What you may not know is the little trick I used to make it taste… Continue reading Fall Quinoa and Kale Salad

Salads, Side Dish Recipes

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon, Almonds, and Pecorino

  I've eaten this salad three days in a row.  Here's why. Unique texture, delicious taste, and high levels of vitamins and nutrients.  You know I love versatility in dish, especially in a salad. I am, indeed, a salad girl.  It's easy to be when cheese and bacon are involved, right?   Well, it's just… Continue reading Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon, Almonds, and Pecorino

Salads, Vegetarian Recipes

Corn and Kale Salad with Basil Lime Vinaigrette

  To me, fresh corn equals the arrival of summer.  I have been known to eat multiple ears of warm buttered corn on the cob, and then call it dinner.  I think I get it from my Dad.  I remember growing up watching him sit at the kitchen table with a plate full of corn… Continue reading Corn and Kale Salad with Basil Lime Vinaigrette